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Blackberry Porter - Cannery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This amazing beer combines the best of all worlds. Five specialty malts and three superior hop varieties have been carefully chosen from the Pacific Northwest, the U.K. and Europe. The malted barleys and hops create a rich, traditional porter. The addition of all natural pure blackberry provides an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder. Lean back, relax, and savour the flavour!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2003)
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-20-2012 03:11:27 | More by KrisDLSmith
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -50.9%

650ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a dark brown with hints of purple. 1cm head. Some lacing.

S - Blueberry muffins and a side of coffee. Smells delicious but it doesn't smell like beer.

T - Blackberries and toasted grains. This is way too fruity.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, fruit juice finish.

O - There's no way I could drink this. Drain pour.

10-20-2012 02:32:38 | More by decimator
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip. Best before February 1, 2013.

Almost wholly black, mocha head with some creamy retention and good lace. Nose of blackberry, currants, blueberries, dark chocolate and light roast. Taste had almost the same with regards to dark berries, and roast is a touch more prominent. Sweet and fruity. Moderate bitterness lingers, medium body and carbonation is a higher medium. Good flavour, better than I recall when I've previously had this.

10-18-2012 04:00:02 | More by liamt07
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-13-2012 07:19:06 | More by schopenhauerale
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-05-2012 04:20:59 | More by RedAleMan
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%

I am genuinely surprised by how much I like this beer!

Pours a dark and clear burgundy with much colour at the edges of the glass. Minimal head dissipates quickly, but leaves some residual lacing. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I expected from the oily looking pour and brief density of the head.

Aroma of dark roasted malts combined with real fruit does not strike me as flat or uni-dimensional, unlike what some other drinkers have indicated. The flavour combines an initial roasted malt sweetness, with the expected tones of chocolate and coffee, before transitioning to a tart hop finish. A bitterness that lingers for an impressive length of time! The blackberry is present throughout the tasting, but it tastes like real fruit rather than jam, and I find it complimentary to the dark, roasted malts.

Will now make an effort to track down any Cannery beers that I can find!

10-05-2012 01:36:35 | More by hopsolutely
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-19-2012 04:32:37 | More by ThinkAgain
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PhunkyHops

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-17-2012 03:09:12 | More by PhunkyHops
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-14-2012 20:59:11 | More by jrempel
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-10-2012 21:37:09 | More by Molson2000
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-25-2012 04:43:58 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-04-2012 05:20:25 | More by fizzyted
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-10-2012 20:07:31 | More by bumchilly25
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

A: 1/8" tan coloured head that dissipated quickly over black/cola liquid.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate malt and blackberry.

T: Blackberry, caramel and roasted malt.

M: Thin viscosity with a medium level of foamy carbonation.

O: Sweet and toasted bitter, this beer has decent drinkability but is not well integrated enough for my liking.

04-03-2012 03:14:28 | More by DaftCaskBC
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JoeyRamone


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-31-2012 04:34:32 | More by JoeyRamone
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2012 18:08:14 | More by w00ddy
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mdevonshire

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-19-2012 18:16:49 | More by mdevonshire
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-30-2011 16:19:42 | More by kelvarnsen
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 03:03:24 | More by EskimoDave
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-19-2011 23:32:52 | More by chickenm
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.03/5  rDev -19.6%

My friend Jill picked this up for me at some point. Gotta love a friend who sees an interesting beer and just grabs it for you. Thanks Jill!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A very transparent brown pour yields a 1+ finger, medium-thinner looking, light tan head with good retention. Black body with next to zero carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings to the top of the glass. A good wisp and ring remain the whole way leaving some decent lacing.

SMELL: Piles of blackberries. Heaps actually. Lighter notes of dark chocolate and roasted, smoky malt, but this is more about the blackberries. One dimensional, but still bold and interesting enough.

TASTE: Dark malts and blackberries. That’s basically it. Some light caramel and sweet malt at the finish, but very little bitterness as balance here. Pretty one dimensional. A touch of roasted and smoky malt with lots of bold blackberries linger on the palate. Flavorful, but very one dimensional.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Light on the palate but creamy enough as well, goes down smooth and finishes dry on the palate. Light, but decently creamy.

OVERALL: An enjoyable beer, especially on a hot summer’s evening, but definitely one dimensional. I wished they’d been able to mesh some other qualities from the base beer into the flavor profile as well. Some will love this the way it is, but I enjoy a little more complexity of flavor. That said, I quite enjoyed this one and would gladly have another. Thanks again for thinking of me Jill!

08-22-2011 13:40:14 | More by Jeffo
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

Near black in colour with gorgeous cassis highlights. A generous helping of mocha coloured head forms on the pour, and leaves a patchy lace as it recedes. Intense blackberry aroma also shows cocoa powder and roast. It has a strong blackberry flavour that complements base porters chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and black coffee. Mild sweetness leads into a bitter finish. Delicious. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. Velvet mouthfeel. A lovely beer, and a damned shame I didn't pick up more when it was still around.

05-05-2011 16:46:15 | More by mintjellie
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

A - basically pitch black, short head dissipated to a thin covering with a consistent lace ring
S - strong sweet blackberry dominates, roasty and light chocolate, hint of leafiness
T - sweet blackberry meshes with the bitterness of the roasty and chocolate malt, light leafy hop note comes through the finish
M - medium body smooth to start, with carbonation lingering, finishing with some acidity and bitterness
O - they have not spared the feature ingredient here which is delicious and compliments the maltiness well, this could easily be sessionable

04-24-2011 02:46:19 | More by joemcgrath27
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

A - Medium brown with one finger of bubbly light brown head.

S - Sweet caramel, blackberry. Not much else is evident in the nose. Very sweet overall and the blackberry is quite strong.

T - Very sweet. Lots of blackberry flavour is present as well. Light roasted malt profile is evident but overshadowed by the blackberry and the overall sweetness of the beer.

M 0 Light to medium body; lightly carbonated.

02-17-2011 02:56:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

650ml bottle poured into tulip jan22 2011

A near black with a large three finger mocha head that has good retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S lots of blackberry with coco powder not overly complex but what it is going on I like a lot

T not far from the smell but with some faint coffee and dark malts that work well with the blackberry that tastes real unlike many fruit beers

M not overly thick and not the bubbles I was expecting after seeing the foam but still neither watery of flat

D I just looked at the bottle and realized its 6.5%, wouldn't have guessed that as there's zero booze and yet I still feel I could session this without getting board

a most worthy brew from a brewery I may need to get acquainted with

01-23-2011 04:24:43 | More by wordemupg
Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.